Breast Milk Or Formula Milk

I am a new mum, to a 10 days old baby. I know that in the beginning, the milk supply will be little and if you continuously nurse your baby, the more milk you produce. but i am getting little milk so far, and i am afraid that i haven't been feeding my baby well. so my doctor suggested that i should give my baby formula milk, just to add on to my breast milk so that my baby is well fed. i am getting tired of pumping my milk out and seriously considering to just stick to formula milk. i am seeing how these few weeks will go then i will decide whether to keep pumping or stick to formula. cause it was after giving my baby formula milk, my baby has been pooping and urinating well, even grow heavier. so my question is, which is better? should i continue giving my baby the breast milk?

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Hi mummy, I am thinking of giving up giving BM. My milk supply extremely low too. I can only pump like 1ml in the beginning.Ate cookies 🍪 managed pump abt 40ml. I tried give whatever I can pump to my 11 days old baby. Most time I give her formula milk 🥛, today the doctor said she has put weight 3.2kg to 3.6kg. Motherhood not easy try ur best!

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I dont latch after 3 weeks for both my kids.. too troublesome and time consuming.. I just pump out and let anyone in the house to bottle feed breast milk in the day and one feed of formula in the night since back from hospital and also we can go back sleep asap...

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i also gave FM due to work i cant be with him most time and cant really pump!

I mixed feed my baby until he turned 1.5 month. My supply comes in after 1 month and now fully BF him. 10 months! Its perfectly fine if you want to give him FM or BF but best to continue with BM until he is 6 months. My SIL is giving her daughter full FM since born and she is growing well. Remember as long as you are happy and not stress, its really up to you! Ignore wat others have to say. Its your life and your baby as long as you baby is healthy! ❤️

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fed is best mummy. full tummy happy baby. ofcourse try alternate between latching or give breastmilk but if your supply is low and its taking a toll on your mental health you can supplement w formula. i had a hard time bf my bb. he refuses to latch at first. i tried to pump but as weeks goes by even w power pumping my breastmilk only covered for floor of the bottle. depressing. i ate legendairy supplements, red date teas, lactation cookies, massage, and im still pumping less thn 10ml. as he gets better i direct latch him. only still need to supplement w formula. i have come to terms w myself that my supply is low. you just do whatever makes you happy okay. dont let other people decide for you. sometimes people dont understand what it is like to have super low supply, or when its making you depressed. to them theres no such thing probably because they werent in your shoes. so mummy, you do you.

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Hi mummy... I am same with you... my baby was dehydrated upon discharge from Hospital and was ask to top up Formula... I try to latch and top up of cuz I feel tired as both nipples are really in pain... tired of keep waking up and pump. BUT I know that breast milk is the best for my baby... So in order to not make myself tired, I actually did mixed feed.. Morning to evening bb drink breast milk, night time bb drink formula and I just do the pump to express out milk... currently bb coming 5 months

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Would recommend breastmilk!

breastmilk takes a while to come in, and supply takes time to regulate. I supplement with fm for the 1st 1 to 2 weeks and stop after my supply is sufficient. do what u feel is best!

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Hi dear. My supply only became enough after a month. Please don’t feel stressed about yours:) topping up with formula is perfectly fine. Breastmilk has benefits including boosting baby’s immune system, preventing obesity, bonding between mummy and baby, helping you lose weight, etc. But of course, if you don’t wish to continue, that’s also okay. Baby will still grow up well. So you can decide what’s best for you and your little one:) and be happy with your decision:)

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same situation here. my baby is 2 weeks old and im already trying to suppress my bm. she was latching the first few days but kept crying after feeding so idk if she did have enough milk. a few days later, she refused to latch already so i used bottle and feed her mix of bm+fm. pumping every two-three hours is very tiring, physically and emotionally especially having to wake up in the middle of the night. you are not alone. i’ve talked to one of my friends who only bf her baby exclusively for few weeks. she advised me not to be pressured to bf. do what works for you. 👍🏼

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